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3/17/2011 10:20pm

We’re bringing home the bacon

Spring break diets may come and go, but when it comes to satisfying that urge to splurge on calories, bacon is forever. Quirky, kitschy and downright goofy-looking, bacon is America’s gastronomic sweetheart, but what’s with all the hoopla that surrounds pig belly meat anyway?


3/16/2011 9:44pm

New shelter, for some

Hey, progressive Chapel Hillians, how high does your social justice meter go? Do you draw the line at thinking about the rights and treatment of sex offenders — one of society’s most stigmatized groups?


3/2/2011 10:54pm

A little cordiality has never hurt us

It’s like clockwork. Every day at noon I head to the Bottom of Lenoir, grab some random-flavored Naked Juice and head to the checkout line.

3/2/2011 5:21pm

Help us help you with your tickets

Here’s the deal: There has been quite a bit of criticism surrounding this year’s ticket policy. Despite a few minor flaws, the Carolina Athletic Association feels that the current ticket policy is fundamentally good, and before it is condemned by the entire student body (or perhaps just a vocal few), your friends at the CAA would like to address a few common misconceptions: n Misconception: Seniors and last year graduate students don’t get Phase priority for Duke tickets.


2/28/2011 5:29pm

Required vaccines could save some lives

We live in a world where “natural” and “organic” are growing trends. And in general, things that are natural or organic are better for you, but if this concept is taken to the extreme, it can be dangerous. To go the more “natural” route, some parents are choosing not to immunize their children, based on the idea that natural immunity is more effective than vaccines.


2/24/2011 4:57pm

Williams deserves Coach of the Year

With college basketball entering the final week of the regular season, perhaps it is time to recognize the coach who deserves the ACC Coach of the Year.


2/23/2011 5:17pm

Capital update: shutdown looms

It’s unlikely that a temporary federal government shutdown would do too much damage to UNC or North Carolina — but here in D.C., it’s another story. It could be a painful experience for the city, and it’s not that improbable.


2/21/2011 10:53pm

UNC graduates give gift to Ghana

It’s no secret — at UNC we love our sports. Growing up in eastern North Carolina, I was lucky enough to experience the household-shattering world of ACC basketball madness (I was an N.C.


2/21/2011 4:52pm

You may need to rethink that DTR

Oh, the DTR, or “define-the-relationship”: A watershed moment for many couples. Some take it on immediately after starting to date; some let it float nebulously for months.


2/20/2011 10:52pm

Welcome, spring fashions!

A groundhog predicts an early spring? Marvelous. It appears the weather really is improving and this tends to imply blokes throwing a Frisbee around willy-nilly with their shirts off, and the main quad transforming into something that resembles a zoo.


2/20/2011 10:20pm

Elections decisions were the right ones

Suppose I asked you what have been the three most noteworthy developments at UNC this semester. If you read this newspaper frequently enough, I would venture a guess that one of your responses would be something along the lines of “The SBP campaign process — what a sideshow!” While there are Board of Elections hearings and fines levied against campaigns in most years, this year’s campaign has been more particularly focused on the Board’s administrative hearings and the rulings of the Student Supreme Court.


2/17/2011 10:47pm

Maple View Milk: a life story

If you live in Chapel Hill and shop at the grocery store, you’ve probably seen the glass Maple View milk jars available in the dairy section. But are you familiar with the story behind the milk or conscious of the business that produces it? Us either.


2/17/2011 10:36pm

Welcome, spring fashions!

A groundhog predicts an early spring? Marvelous.It appears the weather really is improving and this tends to imply blokes throwing a Frisbee around willy-nilly with their shirts off, and the main quad transforming into something that resembles a zoo.